Originally Posted by S0ULphIRE
dude, are you serious? They can run fine at 85c+
I had mine running at about 85C under full load for ages, and it's still rock solid (reset the oc a while back and I've been too lazy to oc it again no need really)
but yeah, 70C isn't even close to pushing it.
That is my point. The real world difference from 3.8 to 4.4 is not even noticeable. Yes they can run at very high temps up to the 80's no problem but why run them that hot with no real benefit.
For a first timer why not lean towards caution until they get comfortable.
Slay's at 4.2 is right at 70C which is perfect in my book for a 24/7 setup.
They will run fine hotter. Lord knows I have had mine pretty toasty making superpi runs but I do not see the need to push it hard for 24/7.